Different Beasts

September 17, 2019|
Different Beasts by J.R. McConvey
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Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize for Speculative Fiction

A bear runs amok in a luxury hotel. A daily swim at the local pool becomes a question of life or death. The champion of a border wall faces an unexpected adversary.

The twelve stories in Different Beasts ask what it means to be both human and monster. Shape-shifting waifs, haunted stuffies, scavenging drones, insectoid demon-gods, and mutant angels all come to life in this wildly imagined debut. As do broken soldiers, disgraced politicians, tired parents, ogres and children, opportunists, and desperate survivors — human beasts each struggling with the animalian aspects of their nature.

In this wild, fantastical, viscerally memorable debut, J.R. McConvey explores the power dynamics that undergird social relationships and crystallize into structures of fealty and worship, fear and control, aspiration and desire.

J.R. McConvey's stories have been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize, and the Matrix Lit Pop award. His work has appeared in the Malahat Review, Joyland, EVENT, the Puritan, the New Quarterly, carte blanche, filling Station, and the Feathertale Review. He is the winner of the 2016 Jack Hodgins Founders...
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Title:Different Beasts
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:210 pages, 8.5 X 5.4 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:210 pages, 8.5 X 5.4 X 0.7 in
Published:September 17, 2019
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781773101262

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